Category Archives: Entrees

Invisible Chef Saves the Day- Mama Siena’s Tex Mex Chicken Hotdish and other Delights

This is a guest post from my good friend and author Ginnie Bivona who lives in Texas. She had been my editor and great inspiration for many years.. Down in Texas they call them casseroles, but we know of course … Continue reading

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Makeover

Local Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinary Professional Paula Tsufis gave me this recipe for Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner made a little lighter. It’s a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends. Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner … Continue reading

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Cook Once, Eat 2 times- Stuffed Peppers with Lamb and Artichokes

I recently bought half a lamb and have been experimenting with all the ways of preparing  lamb. I slow cooked the roast and picked the meat off the bones. I then chilled it to remove the solid fat that floats … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Grilled Steak

I love to grill in the Winter. It makes me feel like I am defying mother nature. Every Fall we move the gargantuan gas grill up four steps so it can be closer to the patio door. At least once … Continue reading

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Roast Venison for a Mid-Holiday Break

Sometimes there is so much rich food around during the holidays, one longs for just simple, well prepared food. This roast of venison wrapped in foil fit the bill for a easy and delectable winter night meal. It can also … Continue reading

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Great Balls of Fire! Three Pepper Meatballs Warm a Cold Winter’s Night

As a long time caterer I have made more than my share of  meatballs over the years, but I still enjoy coming up with new twists on this perennial culinary star of the holiday table. Easy on the pocketbook and … Continue reading

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Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Gumbo

This post was so popular last year, it bears repeating. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is here. This whole month has flown by. When I grew up in Louisiana, one of my favorite dishes that my mama made every year was … Continue reading

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Turkey Talk From Expert Cookbook Author Terry Thompson

Terry Thompson is a famous Texas chef and cookbook  author. I had the honor of meeting her several years ago on a visit to Austin.   I found this in my files a while back and thought it would be a … Continue reading

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Turducken- For a Different Thanksgiving Bird

Turduken is a Louisiana invention made popular by local Cajun Chefs. Deboned stuffed poultry has been a specialty of southern butchers for years. I remember my brother serving a deboned stuffed turkey stuffed with a firey hot rice stuffing that … Continue reading

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Edible Adventure- Vail Green Chile Pork Stew

A few weeks ago I took a trip to Vail to check out the local food scene and do some hiking. One of the dishes I saw on most menus was a Green Chile with Pork Stew. It was different  … Continue reading

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